Literacy Foundations (EDUC 211)

This course serves as an introduction to the fundamentals of linguistics - phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. A major purpose of the course is to build foundational knowledge regarding English language sounds and sound patterns (phonetics and phonology), word and sentence structure (morphology and syntax), and linguistic meaning (semantics and pragmatics) that will help the student develop proficiency in using and teaching the language arts and Standard Written English (SWE). In addition, there is a significant emphasis on speaking in a formal or professional setting. Students will practice and implement research based handwriting (manuscript and cursive) instruction and appropriate interventions for students with dysgraphia or motoric deficits critical for handwriting.

EDUC211 is a 2 credit course.